|Episode #130: Offline - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
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Keywords: agroinnovations; podcast; agriculture; permaculture; holistic management
|Agroinnovations Podcast #121: Offline - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
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|Agroinnovations Podcast #74: The Edible Acre Project - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
As we continue with the theme of school gardens and farms, we are joined by Debbie Hillman of the Edible Acre Project, a new project in a suburb just outside of Chicago Illinois. Debbie shares with us the details and history of the project, the role a garden plays in an educational environmental, and strategies for garnering support in a local community.
Keywords: school-garden; education; gardening; agroinnovations
|Agroinnovations Podcast #102: Behave - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
We are joined by Dr. Fred Provenza, a researcher at Utah State University. He has spent the last two decades looking at the behavior of grazing animals and how principles of behavior can be used for the economic and ecologic benefit of rangelands, pastures, and feedlots. Topics of discussion include the challenges grazing animals face in new and changing environments, epigenetics, animal culture, how animals select their foods, using positive and negative reinforcement to encourage desirable beh...
Keywords: animal behavior; grazing animals; holistic management; agroinnovations; provenza; utah state university
|Agroinnovations Podcast #100: Regenerative Permaculture - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this 100th episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast we are joined by Darren Doherty, a permaculture designer and consultant who is an expert in keyline design, broadacre permaculture, and agroforestry. Topics of discussion include Australia as a source of innovation in agriculture, regenerative vs. sustainable agriculture, the life and work of P.A. Yeomans, the keyline orders or permanence, open source agricultural implements, and the Spanish Dehesa as a model for broadacre permaculture...
Keywords: Australia; darren doherty; agroinnovations; permaculture; regenerative; sustainable; keyline; Yeomans; open source
|Agroinnovations Podcast #105: Masanobu Fukuoka - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
We are joined by Larry Korn. Larry is a permaculture instructor, educator, and author. He has been an active student and practitioner of permaculture and natural farming for several decades, and is well-known for his friendship with the great pioneer Masanobu Fukuoka. In this episode we discuss the life and times of Masanobu Fukuoka, the mystical experience that formed the basis for his philosophy and farming method, the methods and practice of natural rice farming, Fukuokaâs self-regenerating ...
Keywords: masanobu fukuoka; larry korn; rice; natural farming; japan; philosophy; zen; permaculture
|Agroinnovations Podcast #94: Small-Mart or Anarchy? - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast I play the second part of my interview with Doug Lain of the Diet Soap podcast. The topic of discussion begins with Dougâs reaction to the notion of a Small-Mart Revolution as a strategy for relocalization in the context of collapse. Doug reacts by arguing in favor of Small-Marts as tactic in a larger strategy for social and political transformation. I conclude the show by reading some listener comments and email.
Keywords: anarchism; anarchy; small-mart; small business; revolution; agroinnovations; diet soap
|Agroinnovations Podcast #71: The Story of a Bolivian Farmer - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
This video interview/photo montage is a talk between myself and Moises Jimenez. Topics of discussion include an introduction to Bolivian agriculture, the life of a Bolivian farmer, the importance of crop rotation and agricultural biodiversity. Part I of II.
Keywords: bolivia; agriculture; cochabamba; agroinnovations; spanish
|GIS Data: Municipal Boundaries of Bolivia - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
This is a shape file of the entire country of Bolivia, delineating municipal boundaries. Other information includes, per municipality, population by women, men, and total number of households. The data is current from the 2000 census. Esto es un archivo shape para el pais entero de Bolivia, lo cual delinea limites municipales. Otra informacion incluye, por municipalidad, poblacion de mujeres, hombres, y total numero de viviendas.
Keywords: bolivia; gis; municipalities
|Agroinnovations Podcast #111: Deconstructing Collapse - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
We are joined by KMO, the creator of the C-Realm Podcast and author of the book âConversations on Collapseâ. Topics of discussion include KMOâs rejection of the collapse narrative, our current predicament in relation to a well-controlled propaganda narrative, Peak Wood, and the zombie apocalypse.
Keywords: kmo; c-realm; narratives; collapse; malthusian correction; technology
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Appropedia Roundtable Part I - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
There's a lot of synergy going on in the Open Source Appropriate Technology world. This podcast is a perfect example of that, as Lonny Grafman and Curt Beckmann, of Appropedia.org tell us about their wiki-based open source AT community. If you're interested in open source AT, then THIS is the podcast you need to listen to.
Keywords: open source; appropriate technology; Appropedia; Agroinnovations Podcast; international development
|Agroinnovations Podcast #81: The Chewonki Foundation - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
On this episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast I am joined by Margaret Youngs Coleman, who is the farm manager at the Chewonki Foundation, an outdoor classroom and learning institution dedicated to providing young people with educational experiences in the outdoors. Margaret and I discuss the location and landscape of the Chewonki farm, its role in education, and the importance of wilderness and farm experiences for young people in today's society.
Keywords: education; farming; gardening; maine; chewonki; agroinnovations podcast
|Agroinnovations Podcast #114: Land Imprinting - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast we are joined by Dr. Robert Dixon of the Imprinting Foundation. Dr. Dixon is the inventor of the land imprint machine, a roller with triangle impressions designed to improve the water infiltration capacity of the soil surface. Topics of discussion include the origins of the machine, costs of production and implementation, the results of imprinting, obstacles to technological transfer, land imprinting in the Middle East, and land imprinting as an economic developmen...
Keywords: land imprinting; soil; water; ecosystem restoration; agriculture; agroinnovations; appropriate technology
|Agroinnovations Podcast: An Introduction to Mushroom Mycelium with Paul Stamets (Part I) - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Paul Stamets, visionary mycologist, takes us back in time to talk about the history of mushroom mycelium on Earth and in human history. He goes on to talk about their symbosis with humans, and their role as soil builders and terrestrial organs. Part One of Two.
Keywords: paul-stamets; mushrooms; mycelium; fungi
|Agroinnovations Podcast #76: Appropedia Revisited - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast, I speak with Chris Watkins of Appropedia.org. We start off by reviewing some of the highlights of Chris' 18 month trip around the globe meeting other Open Source Appropriate Technology (OSAT) pioneers, and then we move on the discuss the utility of Appropedia, its growth, its role in connecting and building communities, differences between OSAT and Free Software, and how to get more people involved in OSAT.
Keywords: OSAT; open source; appropriate technology; appropedia
|Agroinnovations Podcast #82: Food Justice - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
We are joined by Nikki Henderson, the Executive Director of Peopleâs Grocery. Peopleâs Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in the community that stem from a lack of access to and knowledge about healthy, fresh foods Peopleâs Grocery can be found online at peoplesgrocery.org. Topics of discussion include the history of People's Grocery, the concept of a mobile market, the importance of urban gardens, the profitabilit...
Keywords: food; justice; gardening; oakland; community development
|Agroinnovations Podcast #88: The Seed Container Project - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
We are joined by Douglas Hecker and Martha Skinner of the SEED Container Housing Project of Clemson University. Douglas and Martha are professors of architecture and the lead coordinators for the SEED Project, an initiative to use shipping containers as a mechanism for community and economic development, especially in cases of disaster. Topics of discussion in this interview include the project's achievements to date, the economics of modification, the rationale of using shipping containers as h...
Keywords: shipping container; architecture; disaster; housing; Haiti; Clemson; Agroinnovations Podcast
|Introduction to Coffee: Interview / Patrick Stewart - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
On our first episode dealing with coffee and Fair Trade, we speak with Patrick Stewart, Marketing Director for Greenwell Farms/Kona Coffee. Patrick takes us through the life cycle of the coffee bean, and breaks down some of the basics of the coffee supply chain for us. We also discuss Fair Trade, and the future of the coffee industry.
Keywords: coffee; Fair Trade; Kona; Patrick Stewart
|Agroinnovations Podcast #57: Gandhian Economics with George Mokray (Part I) - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
For episode #57 I am joined by George Mokray, who has read and written extensively about Gandhian economics. Gandhi is often remembered for his civil disobedience and non-violent approach to ending British imperialism, but his economic thought and philosophy is perhaps more fundamental to his strategy for personal and communal liberation. More relevant than ever before, Gandhi's thinking must be studied and internalized by those who wish to promote real change in our society.
Keywords: gandhi; economics; George Mokray; Agroinnovations Podcast; sustainability
|Agroinnovations Podcast #77: CREAR with Mark Feedman - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Mark Feedman is the founder of CREAR, the Regional Center for the Study of Rural Alternatives, a small agricultural school located in the northern mountains of the Dominican Republic, near the Haitian border. Feedman has been an tireless advocate of sustainable agriculture for 40 years, and in this interview he recounts his struggle to create an educational center in the remote forests of Hispaniola...
Keywords: CREAR; Hispaniola; Dominican Republic; Haiti; agriculture; soil conversation; tropical agriculture
|Agroinnovations Podcast #123: Vocational Permaculture - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
We are joined by Robyn Francis of the Permaculture College of Australia. The conversation begins with a breakdown of how permaculture has become a certified vocation in Australia. We then discuss the curriculum at the Permaculture College, the process of certification, the job market for graduates, local government in Australia embracing permaculture, obstacles to adoption in the United States, and strategies for accelerating the process in local communities.
Keywords: permaculture; vocational training; gardening; natural resources; Australia
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Linguistic Diversity with Luisa Maffi (Part I) - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Luisa Maffi is the Director of Terralingua, an organization dedicated to the conservation of the world's biocultural and linguistic diversity. In Part I of this two part series, Dr. Maffi explains the goals and purpose of Terralingua, and then paints a picture of crisis and extinction for our world's languages. The relationships between language, culture, and biodiversity are profound and poorly understood, and Dr...
Keywords: Terralingua; Luisa Maffi; Agroinnovations Podcast; linguistic diversity; biocultural diversity; extinction
|Agroinnovations Podcast #120: Food Prices - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast we are joined by author, attorney, blogger, and activist Ellen Brown. Ellen joined me to talk about the issue of rising food prices. Through the course of the interview, we tackle some tough questions: What does the shadow banking system have to do with rising food prices? How do rising food prices affect the world's poor? Are rising food prices the result of unintended consequences or part of a more sinister plan? How have Goldman Sachs and other banks manipulated...
Keywords: food prices; commodities; shadow banking; agriculture; economics; politics
|Agroinnovations Podcast: The Carbon Footprint of Food with Jack Mizner - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
This second part in a three part series on food, organized by Kathy Issacson and Phil Pohl, features Jack Mizner of Sandia National Labs. Jack takes us through the idea of carbon footprints and ecological footprints, and uses this concept to show us the differing carbon footprints of two very different meals.
Keywords: carbon footprint; ecological footprint; Jack Mizner; Sandia National Labs; Agroinnovations Podcast
|Agroinnovations Podcast #68: A Forest Journey with John Perlin - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast, I welcome back the topic of Peak Wood and John Perlin's excellent book "A Forest Journey". This time John Perlin himself joins me to talk about his book and it's many facets. Topics of discussion include the role of wood in civilization, our perceptions of forests through history, the relationship between forests and language, and the parallels between Peak Wood and Peak Oil.
Keywords: Peak Oil; Peak Wood; forests; history; agroinnovations; civilization; John Perlin
|Agroinnovations Podcast #103: P.A. Yeomans and The Bunyip Slipperimp with Shakerator - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode I play an interview from 1979 with keyline pioneer P.A. Yeomans. This interview was conducted by Bruce Hedge, Geoff Booth, and Phill Gall of 3CR Melbourne Radio. P.A. Yeomans died in 1984, several years after this interview was conducted. Topics of discussion include the invention and utility of the key-line plow, strategies for building top soil, water at the center of land planning, intercropping of cereals and legumes, the fundamentals of keyline design, and forest ecosystems ...
Keywords: keyline; agroinnovations; permaculture; yeomans; water; soil
|Agroinnovations Podcast #124: Back in the Saddle - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
The Agroinnovations Podcast is back after a hiatus of several weeks. I begin by sharing an article by Tara Lohan entitled Vision: How Small, Mostly Conservative Towns Have Found the Trick to Defeating Corporations. I then continue by sharing listner comments, and conclude by sharing another article by Jill Richardson about farm subsidies and the 2012 Farm Bill.
Keywords: farm subsidies; corporations; agroinnovations; localism
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Appropedia Roundtable Part II - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Here is part two of the Appropedia Roundtable. Join Lonny Grafman and Curt Beckmann of Appropedia.org as they talk about some of the issues and obstacles facing the open source appropriate technology movement.
Keywords: agroinnovations podcast; appropriate technology; appropedia; open source
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Open Farm Tech with Marcin Jakubowski - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this interview with Marcin Jakubowski of www.openfarmtech.org, we revisit the issue of Open Source Appropriate Technology. Like many of the OSAT visionaries, Marcin has a technological vision that will shatter the current order and bring us greater freedom, autonomy and independence. Have a listen to learn more about what he is doing to bring this about.
Keywords: open source; appropriate technology; open farm tech; permaculture; Fab Lab
|Agroinnovations Podcast #54: Deconstructing Dinner with Jon Steinman - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Episode #54 is an interview with Jon Steinman of the Deconstructing Dinner radio show and podcast. Topics of discussion are food radio, community organizing around local food, and the objectives of the local food movement.
Keywords: deconstructing dinner; jon steinman; agroinnovations podcast; food; local food; community
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Conserving Biocultural Diversity with Luisa Maffi (Part II) - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In Part II of our interview with Luisa Maffi, we discuss the process of language shift, language conservation, and how our values are reflected in our attitudes towards languages, especially those languages that are in danger of being lost.
Keywords: Luisa Maffi; biocultural diversity; linguistic diversity; languages; terralingua; agroinnovations
|Agroinnovations Podcast #95: The Apple Grower - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode we are joined by Michael Phillips. Michael is an apple farmer, consultant, and writer. He has written several books, and is most well known for his book âThe Apple Grower: A guide for the Organic Orchardist." In this interview we discuss the apple as the final frontier of organics, the use of neem oil and kaolin clay to control insect pests and diseases in the orchard, the role of observation in orcharding, and the community orchard as a new model for locally produced fruit.
Keywords: michael phillips; agroinnovations; orchard; apple; fruit; new hampshire
|Agroinnovations Pocast: Local Currencies and the Berkshares Program - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Local currencies are a key pillar in the sustainability movement. In this interview with Sarah Hearn of the E.F. Schumacher society, we talk about the Berkshares program, a local currency in Berkshire MA that has met with great success.
Keywords: local currency; Berkshire; Berkshares; sustainability
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Reprap Part II - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Part II of my interview with Adrian Bowyer deals with two aspects of the reprap project: the global economic implications of distributed fabrication and practical tips for getting Reprap out there in as many hands as possible. Other issues, like economic collapse and Peak Oil are also addressed.
Keywords: Adrian Bowyer; Reprap; open source; appropriate technology; Agroinnovations Podcast
|Agroinnovations Podcast #75: A 21st Century Anarchist - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode, I interview Doug Lain of the Diet Soap podcast. Doug and I discuss some of the intellectual roots of socialist anarchism, Paris in 1968, Silent Revolution, and Psycho-Geography.
Keywords: agroinnovations podcast; doug lain; diet soap; anarchism; anarchy; socialism
|Agroinnovations Podcast: The Black Death - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the Agroinnovations Podcast, I interview Dr. John Aberth of the University of Vermont. The topic is the Black Death of Medieval Europe, a harrowing tale of disease, death, and rebirth. The story of the Black Death is one of tragedy and hope, racism and futility, life and death. Listen and be edified.
Keywords: agroinnovations podcast; Black Death; John Aberth; Middle Ages
|Agroinnovations Podcast #53: The Walden Effect with Mark Hamilton - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
For episode #53 I am joined by Mark Hamilton of waldeneffect.org. Mark is a full-time farmer in Appalachia. Topics of discussion include his invention the Avian Aqua Miser, appropriate technology, micro-hydro power, and the local farmer's market. I conclude with some listener mail regarding discussions of energy use in agriculture.
Keywords: agroinnovations podcast; walden; chickens; appropriate technology
|Agroinnovations Podcast #49: The C-Realm with KMO - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast I interview KMO of the C-Realm podcast. Another creative collaboration, KMO and I are releasing concurrent episodes where we interview one another on our respective podcasts. Topics for this episode include the origins and themes of the C-Realm, Peak Oil, the relationship between food and shifting consciousness, and many others.
Keywords: c-realm podcast; kmo; agroinnovations
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Micro-Hoophouse Gardens with Chuck O'Herron-Alex - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Chuck O'Herron-Alex has designed a highly innovative system for gardening. His design combines microintensive gardens, hoophouses, and raised bed agriculture to create a system that is flexible, productive, and low-cost. Listen to the podcast to learn more, and also visit his website at www.veggiegrower.net.
Keywords: raised bed agriculture; microintensive gardening; Chuck O'Herron-Alex; hoophouse
|Agroinnovations Podcast #69: Transition Culture with Rob Hopkins - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode, I am joined by Rob Hopkins of transitionculture.org. We discuss the origins of the transition movement and its practical application as a grassroots community organizing strategy. Rob shares with us some potential pitfalls, and we also discuss the differences between collapse and energy descent. This is part I in a two part interview.
Keywords: rob hopkins; transition culture; agroinnovations; podcast; permaculture
|Agroinnovations Podcast: Fair Trade According to the "Answer Man" - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Today we speak with Rodney North, aka the "Answer Man" of Equal Exchange, a mission-based Fair Trade cooperative dedicated to social justice and an improved bottom line for the impoverished farmers of the world. Rodney gives us the low down on Fair, "greenwashing", the Fair Trade supply chain, and the debate around moving beyond Fair Trade. This is an excellent and provocative interview for both novices and experts alike, so please have a listen.
Keywords: agriculture; sustainability; coffee; Fair Trade; Equal Exchange; Rodney North
|Agroinnovations Podcast #109: The Gardeners of Eden - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
This interview is a follow-up to an audio visual presentation narrated by author Dan Dagget. Dan is an author, journalist, environmentalist, and ecosystem restorer. He has written the books Beyond the Rangeland Conflict and The Gardeners of Eden. Topics of discussion include the differences between goals and issues, Holistic Management as a goal directed management process, the use of cattle as a tool to heal and restore the land, the shortcomings of research science in goal directed management,...
Keywords: holistc management; cattle; livestock; dan dagget; keystone species; rangeland; enviromentalism
|Agroinnovations Podcast: The World According to Mollison (Permaculture Part II) - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In the second part of our interview with Bill Mollison, Bill's humor, wisdom, and philosophy are on display as he opines about Peak Oil, global warming, and the future of our planet. This one is not to be missed.
Keywords: permaculture; Bill Mollison; sustainability; Peak Oil; global warming
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|Agroinnovations Podcast #85: Red Worm Composting (Part II) - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In Part II of my interview with Bentley Christie of redwormcomposting.com, we discuss worm feeding requirements, innovation and experimentation in vermicomposting, and the benefits of worm castings.
Keywords: red worms; composting; vermiculture; vermicomposting; agroinnovations
|Ferrocemento_en_el_Altiplano_Boliviano - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
En esta entrevista con el Arq. Greby Caillavy, hablamos de un proyecto de ferrocemento que Agroinnovaciones Bolivia esta realizando en el Altiplano de Bolivia. Arq. Greby explica los antecedentes del proyecto, y nos da una idea clara de como se debe trabajar con la tecnologia de ferrocemento en las condicciones del altiplano.
Keywords: ferrocemento; altiplano; Bolivia; Agroinnovations Podcast; agua
|Agroinnovations Podcast #72: Cop15 and Earth Democracy - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast, I discuss the outcomes of the Cop15 summit in Copenhagen, and put this in the context of a local, grassroots movement to rebuild our society. Topics of discussion include insulating curtains, global warming as a conspiracy, the crisis of civilization, and much more.
Keywords: cop15; copenhagen; global warming; climate change; earth democracy
|Agroinnovations Podcast #113: Temperate Rice Permaculture - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
In this episode of the podcast we are joined once again by permaculture designer and entrepreneur Ben Falk. Ben joined me to talk about his experiments with growing rice in paddies in the temperate climate of Vermont. Topics of discussion include the rationale for working with rice, rice as a hydroponic nutrient management system, the role of animals in rice production, the advantages of using cheap oil to build rice terraces, the potential for tree crops, and the challenges of processing rice a...
Keywords: rice; permaculture; vermont; agroinnovations; whole systems
|Agroinnovations Podcast #59: A Snapshot of Chinese Agriculture with Mike Mulvaney - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Being in a foreign land for a short time is an excellent way to get a rapid fire snapshot of the country and its inhabitants. In this episode I am joined by Mike Mulvaney, who in May of 2009 paid a one month visit to China on a study of plant genetics. Mulvaney's observations and musings about Chinese agriculture offer a momentary glimpse into the Far Eastern agricultural society in the early 21st century.
Keywords: china; agriculture; chinese agriculture; Mike Mulvaney; soil
|Agroinnovations Podcast #86: The Small-Mart Revolution (Part I) - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
We are joined by Michael Shuman, who is the Director for Research and Economic Development with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. Michael is also the author of seven books, including the Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition. In this episode, we discuss the de-facto economic development policy of most state, county, and municipal governments around the United States, which is designed to favor large, non-local business at the expense of sm...
Keywords: economics; economic development; small-mart; small business
|Agroinnovations Podcast #50: Carbon Offsets with Dale Enerson - Agricultural Innovations Inc.|
Dale Enerson is the Director of the National Carbon Credit program of the National Farmer's Union. In this interview, Dale and I talk about agricultural carbon offsets, what they are and how they work, the dynamics of the carbon market, and the potential of agricultural offsets to mitigate the effects of global climate change.
Keywords: global warming; climate change; soil carbon; carbon offsets; agriculture; Agroinnovations Podcast